Van Pham, Ph.D.

Graduate Program Director - Economics
Professor - Economics

Contact Information

Campus Phone:  (254) 710-3521
Fax:  (254) 710-6142
Mailing Address:  Baylor University, One Bear Place #98003
Waco, TX  76798-8003
Office Location:  Foster 320.03

Office Hours

Fall 2016
T, R 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM & 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
or by appointment

Awards and Honors

  • Mayo McBride Global Scholar, McBride Center for International Business (2012)
  • Fulbright Scholar, Fulbright Program, US State Department (2010)
  • Hankamer Outstanding Young Researcher Award, Hankamer School of Business (2010)


Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Trade Diversion as Firm Adjustment to Trade Policy: Evidence from EU Antidumping Duties on Vietnamese Footwear," World Economy, (January 2016) (coauthors: Hoai T. Nguyen, Toan T Nguyen).

"Measuring State-Created Immigration Climate," How to Measure Immigration Policies?, Migration and Citizenship Newsletter of the American Political Science Association, (July 2013) (coauthors: Huyen Pham).

"Measuring the Climate for Immigrants: A State-by-State Analysis," Illegals in the Backyard: State and Local Regulation of Immigration Policy, New York: NYU Press, 2013 (coauthors: Huyen Pham).

"Supersize It: The Growth of Retail Chains and the Rise of the 'Big Box' Retail Format," Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 21, No. 3, (2012), pp. 541-582 (coauthors: Emek Basker, Shawn Klimek).

"Imports "R" Us: Retail Chains as Platforms for Developing-Country Imports," American Economic Review, Vol. 100, No. 2, (May 2010) (coauthors: Emek Basker).

"The Economic Impact of Subfederal Immigration Regulation: An Empirical Analysis," Cardozo Law Review, (2010) (coauthors: Huyen Pham).

"Dutch Disease in the Labor Market: Women's Work and Industrialization," Review of Development Economics, Vol. 13, No. 4, (November 2009), pp. pp. 560-75.

""High Corruption Income in Ming and Qing China"," Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 81, (December 2006), pp. 316-36 (coauthors: Shawn Ni).

""Missing a Miracle: How Aggregate TFP Accounting Overlooks Sectoral Efficiency Gains"," Journal of the Korean Economy, Vol. 4, No. 1, (2003), pp. 1-28 (coauthors: Ghunsu Park, Dongsoo Ha).

""The Economics of Child Labor: Reply"," American Economic Review, Vol. 88, No. 3, (1999), pp. 1386-88 (coauthors: Kaushik Basu).

"Emulative Development through Trade Expansions: East Asian Evidence," , 1999, pp. 348-66 (coauthors: Henry Y Wan, Jr.).

"The Economics of Child Labor," American Economic Review, Vol. 88, No. 3, (1998), pp. 412-27 (coauthors: Kaushik Basu).

"Interpreting East Asian Growth," , 1997, pp. 265-86 (coauthors: Henry Y Wan, Jr.).

"A Methodology for Manufacturing Process Signature Analysis," Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 14, No. 1, (1995) (coauthors: Stephen D. Eppinger, Christopher Huber).

Presentations and Proceedings

"Domestic Migration and Immigrant Climate," presented at the Canadian Law and Economics Annual Meeting, University of Toronto, September 2014 (coauthors: Huyen Pham).
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